Mar 16, 2015

A corporate governance cure-all?

New Tokyo Stock Exchange rules requiring all companies listed on its First and Second sections to have at least two independent outside directors on their board is in line with the Abe administration's push to beef up corporate governance as a way of luring ...

Mar 9, 2015

Nikkei retreats on Dow's tumble, weak GDP update

Stocks fell back sharply on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Monday, pressured by profit-taking following Wall Street’s tumble late last week and weak readings in revised Japanese gross domestic data. The 225-issue Nikkei average lost 180.45 points, or 0.95 percent, to end at 18,790.55. ...

Dec 14, 2014

IPO tally to hit 77 for year, TSE data show

Reflecting the stock market’s climbing fortunes, initial public offerings in Japan will rise for a fifth consecutive year to 77 in 2014, up from 54 last year, according to data compiled by the Tokyo Stock Exchange. That’s the most since 121 companies went public ...

Sep 22, 2014

Tokyo stocks turn lower on profit-taking

Stocks fell back Monday, pressured by profit-taking amid a sense of overheating after a recent surge last week that sent the Nikkei 225 average to its highest closing level in nearly seven years. The Nikkei lost 115.27 points to close at 16,205.90. On Friday, ...